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Postby JustinZoo » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:51 am

I am currently working on a project that involves having up to 14 electromagnets held closed then being able to program them to release at different times and possibly randomly. Can anyone start me in the right direction on the user guides? Thank you up front for the help.

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Re: Electromagnets!

Postby mparadis » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:46 pm

If the power of each electromagnet is 120V / 2A DC or less, you would probably want two 1017 boards. Each one has eight relays that you can use to switch power to each electromagnet. Go to the user guide on the 1017's page for info on how you'd initially set it up. After that, you just have to choose a programming language and write some code based on how you want the magnets to function.

It goes without saying that depending on the power of the electromagnets, you should keep them away from the rest of the electronics to avoid interference.

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Re: Electromagnets!

Postby burley » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:58 am

Note that the relays on the 1017 are only capable of a maximum of 60W. So at 120V they would only be able to drive 0.5A. If they were drawing 2A you would only be able to do it at 30V.
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